As the 2019-20 Utah Jazz get ready to open their season Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, we look back at the former BYU Cougars who also played for Utah's NBA franchise.
The 6-foot-11 Rafael Araujo played for BYU from 2002-04, and in the 2004 NBA Draft the Toronto Raptors picked him with the eighth overall pick.
The Brazilian returned to Utah to play for the Jazz in 2006-07. He played in 28 games, where he had 72 points, 66 rebounds and 10 assists for the Jazz.
Bernie Fryer played for BYU from 1970-72, where he scored over 1,000 points in his two seasons. He was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 12th round of the 1972 NBA Draft.
He played for the New Orleans Jazz in 1974-75, before their move to Utah. With the Jazz, Fryer scored 127 points, had 46 rebounds, 52 assists and 22 steals.
Fred Roberts played for BYU from 1978-82. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 1982 NBA Draft.
He came back to his home state to play for the Utah Jazz midway through the 1984-85 season. In his two seasons with the Jazz, Roberts score 666 points in 110 games. He had 231 total rebounds, 92 assists, 26 steals and 16 blocks.
NBA Finals appearances: 1
NBA Finals championships: 0
Lost with the 1987 Boston Celtics, 4-2, to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Andy Toolson still holds the BYU record for 3-pointer percentage in a season with 49% and is 22nd in career points scored (1,388).
After BYU, Toolson began his professional career as a rookie with the Utah Jazz in 199-91 and played parts of two other seasons with the Jazz. During his career with the Jazz, Toolson score 159 points, had 73 rebounds, 32 assists and 14 steals.